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Tman
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I think you may be over-thinking this. The system of two seven inch brakes operated by a common lever is never going to be great by 2018 standards simply by the brakes being relatively small and the “pull” being split in two, but it’s “of it’s time” and was probably thought of as being really technologically advanced back in the 1940s.
The splitter isn’t the cause of any problems (unless the pulley were to seize) nor is wear in the lever pivot, so provided the cables are suitable (ie not too lightweight) the shoes are of good quality and contact the drum uniformly etc there’s no reason why the front brake shouldn’t be perfectly useable on today’s roads.